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Steve Jobs and openness

The windows in the new Apple headquarters will not open. Malcolm Gladwell explains why in his New Yorker article. He quotes Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Steve Jobs. The architects wanted the windows to open. Jobs said no. He “had

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Anti-antitrust

Rumor has it that “a federal antitrust probe of Apple is days away” according to PCWorld. I do not want to see this. Even though I criticized Steve Jobs’ statements about Flash in my previous post, it’s the hypocrisy I

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Apple and multi-platform apps

Steve Jobs has said developers won’t be allowed to write multi-platform apps for Apple devices. Software for the iPad, iPod, or iPhone has to be written specifically for those devices because developers are incapable porting software worthy of running on

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Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

Ben Jaffe has started a Twitter account @commandtab with regular keyboard shortcuts for the Mac, something similar to my account @SansMouse for Windows. You can hear Ben talk about his new Twitter account on the GeekSpeak radio program and podcast.

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Apple are evil?

Mike Croucher wrote a post the other day explaining why he’s going to buy an iPad. He said that one of the objections to the iPad he’d heard was Apple are evil because they take away control of how we

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Apple Mac turns 25 today

The Mac came out 25 years ago today. Here’s the article. Hat tip @divbyzero. I sold Macs for a little while. I worked at the UT computer store one summer. At the time, that store was the biggest distributor of

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I am not an operating system

I thought Apple’s I’m a Mac ad campaign was amusing, but I’m not impressed with Microsoft’s belated I’m a PC response. When Apple claimed that cool people use Macs, it was lame to respond that some PC users are cool

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Inside Steve Jobs' brain

Last week I read Inside Drucker’s Brain and this week I’m reading Inside Steve’s Brain. The two books are written by different authors about very different men. But one theme that both books have in common is an appreciation for

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Protestant PCs, Catholic Macs

Here’s a post that’s sure to be controversial. Not only am I bringing up religion, I’m comparing Macs and PCs. I heard someone refer to an article saying Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. I haven’t seen the article

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Introduction to Mac for Windows developers

Here are a couple podcasts introducing Windows developers to software development on the Macintosh. Scott Hanselman: What’s it like for Mac Developers, an nterview with Steven Frank .NET Rocks: Miguel de Icaza and Geoff Norton on Mono, mostly about .NET development

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